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Old 07-09-2007, 11:59 AM   #1
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o.k when i first got the car i was checking it out and i loved the way the enging sounded when i reved it compared to my 88. so i then noticed that while i rev the 95 bonnie in park that i can not get it to rev more then 4000 rpm'*...
is there like a rev eliminator? because yesterday i was able to rev it past 4000 rpm'* i got it upto 5500 rpm'* and now i cant go past 4000 rpm'* again..

can someone exp;lain whats going on..
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It is there for a reason, so you do not damage your engine. Plus you should not be free revving your engine like that.
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Revving your engine in Park or Neutral is the worst thing you can do to that engine other than running without oil.

Don't do it. The limiter is there as an idiot-proofer.
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While I don't share the same ideas about it being horrible, there'* no reason to do it often and GM was finding that many of these motors, and the 3.1 and 3.4 were fast enough revving people would mess around and blow them.

There is no reason with intelligence to go over 4K in park or neutral that I can think of.
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i feel like a big IDIOT now.. im only 26 and this is only my second car. im very responsible and take very well care of my things.. im just an idiot as well tho...
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don't feel bad owning a car is a learning process. and you pick up things as you go
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Exactly..it'* a learning experience.

The Honda owners around here..rev their cars all the time..and they smoke like someone is trying to kill off the bug population.

Squirrelly learned all about cars when he rebuilt his motor 2 (or was it 3) times.
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Revving in park or neutral WILL damage your engine over time. It causes piston slap, and bad ring/cylinder wall wear.
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i feel like a big IDIOT now.. im only 26 and this is only my second car. im very responsible and take very well care of my things.. im just an idiot as well tho...
Ain't we all?? Nobody here can honestly claim to have never done something and had someone say "Don't do that!!"
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